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October 2019

Rapid Re-Housing Crash Course

October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This crash course training will cover the philosophy of rapid re-housing, and fundamentals including, housing navigation, understanding rapid re-housing forms, connecting to employment services, housing stability, and more. Join us for this 3-hour intensive. Register Here

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November 2019

Housing Inventory Chart (HIC) Verification/Update Webinar for PIT 2020

November 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

We will be discussing the process for verifying and updating HIC data into the PIT Database, which will be open from 11/5-11/21.  This is a mandatory webinar for all REGIONAL COORDINATORS and PROGRAM CONTACTS. It will be recorded for those who are absolutely unable to attend. Also, if you have staff who did not participate in HIC/PIT last year, but they will be this year, then this staff person needs to submit a ticket with Nutmeg’s Help Desk to confirm…

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Utilizing Harm Reduction: Understanding Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Prevention

November 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has partnered up with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to offer the 3rd annual "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services" webinar series. This first webinar will feature Shawn Lang from AIDS CT, and will provide steps on reducing harm in working with people with opioid use disorders. This webinar will detail the intricacies of this disorder and how to prevent an overdose.  …

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Safe and Fair Housing for People with Disabilities

November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

People with disabilities can encounter a number of barriers when experiencing homelessness and seeking permanent housing, including discrimination, housing/shelter within limited accessibility, and more. This training will address common barriers faced by this group as well as ways housing and homelessness providers and programs can address them. Additionally, attendees will learn cultural competencies in working with people with disabilities as well as rights and protections for this protected class. We are proud to be joined by the Connecticut Fair Housing…

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Shelter Diversion 2.0 training

November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate, alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This training, open only to staff in Coordinated Access Network shelter diversion programs, will prepare shelter diversion program staff…

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December 2019

Accessing Behavioral Health Services and Recovery Supports for the Latinx Population

December 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar is the second webinar of the "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services" webinar series. We are proud to have Erika Cruz, from the DMHAS Office of the Commissioner, Evidence-based Practices Division, joining us for this webinar to discuss behavioral health and recovery resources readily available to meet the unique needs of the Latinx population. Register Here

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Shelter Diversion 101 training

December 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shelter Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate, alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of households becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. This 101 training will introduce shelter diversion techniques that anyone working with someone experiencing a housing crisis can utilize to help…

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January 2020

Supervising Shelter Diversion training

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This training will discuss the tools needed to help your staff succeed in shelter diversion. Best practices for discussion will be how often/how to provide supervision to Diversion Specialists to reduce burn out, how to create a comfortable and safe space for staff and clients, further professional developments that will support diversion staff growth and where to access them, and how to organize resource mapping in your community. This training is for supervisors of shelter diversion programs within the Coordinated Access…

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Supporting the Road to Recovery

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar is the third webinar of the "Meeting the Needs of Your Clients: Building Competencies in Mental Health and Addiction Services" webinar series. We are proud to have Michaela Fissel from Advocacy Unlimited and her team joining us for this webinar to discuss recovery support and the Hearing Voices Network and Bridger programs. Register Here

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Safe and Fair Housing for People with Disabilities

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

People with disabilities can encounter a number of barriers when experiencing homelessness and seeking permanent housing, including discrimination, housing/shelter within limited accessibility, and more. This training will address common barriers faced by this group as well as ways housing and homelessness providers and programs can address them. During this training, we will also discuss fair housing for people with emotional support animals, service animals, and pets. Additionally, attendees will learn cultural competencies in working with people with disabilities as well…

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